Interviews aren’t required, but they’ll definitely help us get to know you.

We offer them for high school seniors and transfer students, but the dates and options vary.

At Oxy

If you’re planning a visit to campus or you live within 150 miles of Oxy, we invite you to interview here with one of our senior fellows or admission officers.

We recommend scheduling at least two weeks in advance, since spaces fill up quickly and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Off Campus

For those of you further away, we offer interviews with alumni. Alumni interviews are offered across the nation, in select international locales and via Skype. You may request a spot online during the fall of your senior year. Requests for alumni interviews can be made beginning in early September 2016.

A limited number of interviews with admission officers are available in the fall across the country. (If you are on our mailing list, you will receive an email if interviews are available in your area.)

Please note that all interviews are weighed equally in the admission process, so please don’t schedule more than one.

Helpful Interview Tips

  • If interviewing at Oxy, allow ample time to reach campus. (L.A. traffic can be heavy at times.) If interviewing off campus with an alum or admission officer, budget plenty of time to get to your destination. You can always relax and collect your thoughts if you arrive early.
  • Dress comfortably but appropriately.
  • Come prepared to discuss your talents, interests and goals. It’s your chance to show us the real person behind your application credentials.
  • Familiarize yourself with Oxy. We’ll want to hear what sparked your interest in the College and how you see yourself thriving in our community.
  • We don’t expect you to have all the answers, so be open with your thoughts and ask lots of questions.
  • Most importantly, just be yourself.


Collins House
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Phone: (323) 259-2700
or (800) 825-5262
Fax: (323) 341-4875